Choosing the right Real Estate Agent
Working with a Real estate agent while selling or buying a home property is a sensible way of going through the entire transaction. You may know someone in your social circle who doubles up as a real estate agent, but it is always a good idea to run a check on the kind of work he/ she has done. It then becomes easier to narrow down to a few potential candidates for this job. Let us look at the questions you could ask before making a final choice:
What are the kind of properties the agent deals with and the geography he works around?
The agent may specialize in selling/buying bungalows or condominiums while your need could be for a bachelor’s pad or a small family home. It is very important that your potential real estate agent works around your neighbourhood whether it is a sale or a purchase. The agents’ knowledge about the area where you intend to buy or sell your property will go a long way in choosing the right property or buyer. His knowledge of the legal requirements could work out to your advantage hence you should check on the same too.
What is the agents experience in terms of years in this business?
It always makes great sense to ask the real estate agent about the number of years he has been in business and whether he has serviced clients with similar requirements as yours. Also check whether the agent works in a full-time capacity or is in the business as a part-time agent. Part-time agents may deliver part-time results only.
Does the agent have references to share?A good agent who has put in long hours in the real estate industry is sure to have multiple references to offer. References can vouch for the satisfaction and quality of work the agent provides and you can expect similar services too.
Credit : +Ramprasad Padhi